The Red Bladder wrote:cyrano.mac wrote:You'll need to take some time to learn TotalMix.
And that's the problem with nearly all these budget-priced nonsense boxes - the manufacturers honestly imagine that I have the time and the patience to learn their system because it's cheaper to produce a half-baked system that requires the user to fathom out how it functions than to design the damn thing properly.
From this, I presume you haven't ever seen it up close?
I am sitting in a studio with a large and rather complex 60-frame mixer, seven synths, a Radar and a DAW and a video machine running DaVince-Resolve and you want me to learn something else on top of all that???
No. I couldn't care less what you learn or not.
I'm working alongside someone who is working against the clock (in Premier) on some TV programme that has to be ready by yesterday - THERE'S NO TIME FOR LEARNING QUIRKY STUFF.
But there is time to vent your frustration on a forum?
A mixer starts at the top with input select, then gain, followed by EQ, volume-out and routing. Period. Add maybe some 'Recall' and some FX and that's all I expect to see. A nice GUI that looks like a conventional mixer and I would be a happy bunny.
Again, you haven't even taken a look. That's more or less what it looks like. A row of faders. Only, with your attitude, you would never find out what it can do.
In an ideal world, I could choose between GUIs modelled on conventional mixers, say an SSL G+ or one of the Ameks, maybe a Neve or even a Soundcraft 'Goat'. Or just a very basic no-name mixer, nothing fancy.
In other words, it has to work MY WAY and not the other way about!
So have it your way. I'm out.